Under Trump, gains against ISIS have ‘dramatically accelerated’: So What?

So what?

The United States must develop a military strategy that enshrines protecting our own country from enemies foreign and domestic.

What in the world is worth fighting for against ISIS in Iraq and Syria?

That’s the question Trump should be asking his flag officers as they make further plans.

They must remember we have our own home-grown jihadists as well as those who have illegally entered our country to contend with.

 

We can no longer get involved with other people’s civil wars when it comes to fighting with the savages in the Middle East and Africa.

The video below is a wake-up call and spells it out loudly.

“War is bad for everyone, with the exception of arms manufacturers.

The United States must abandon its policy to force democracy in lands where there has never been any.

Any gains made will be lost as our State Department comes up with a way to say “We Won,”  when in fact our Spec/Ops soldiers, airmen Marines, and members of the Navy return shrouded in white flags, the flag of the losers.

 

Newsweek

By Jack Moore,

August, 5th, 2017

(HAWAR NEWS AGENCY/AP)

Nearly a third of territory reclaimed from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2014 has been won in the past six months, due to new policies adopted by the Trump administration, a senior State Department official said Friday.

Ross Kemp The Fight Against Isis Documentary 2017 HD

 

Brett McGurk, the State Department’s senior envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition, said that steps President Trump has taken, including delegating decision-making authority down from the White House to commanders in the field, have “dramatically accelerated” gains against the militants.

Combined Islamic State losses in both countries since the group’s peak control in early 2015 total about 27,000 square miles of territory — 78 percent of militant holdings in Iraq and 58 percent in Syria. About 8,000 square miles have been reclaimed under Trump, McGurk said in a briefing for reporters.

[The State Department’s map of ISIS areas of influence in Syria and Iraq]

He said the Islamic State has been driven out of 45 percent of Raqqa, the group’s de facto Syrian capital since the launch of an offensive by U.S.-backed local forces two months ago.

U.S. and coalition airstrikes have been instrumental in the ground successes of the Syrian Democratic Forces, composed of Kurdish and Arab fighters.

See the entire article below.

 

Assessments by different sources of ground won and lost by the militants over the years have varied widely. Early this year, the defense consultant IHS Jane’s put the total amount of territory controlled by the Islamic State in early 2015 at 35,000 square miles. After “unprecedented” losses for the militants in 2016, it said in January that the group occupied a remaining 23,000 square miles.Although the Trump administration has yet to announce its new strategy for the campaign against the Islamic State, McGurk cited “key changes” under Trump. In addition to the delegation of decision-making authority, which he said has allowed much greater responsiveness to opportunities and changing circumstances, he cited a “campaign of annihilation” that has concentrated on surrounding cities held by the militants before launching offensives, to ensure that no militants will escape.He said the 2,000 militants remaining in Raqqa “most likely will die in Raqqa.” The United Nations has estimated that 25,000 civilians also remain in the city.McGurk, who held the same job in the Obama administration, also cited renewed administration efforts to “increase burden sharing from the coalition” among what he said were 73 countries. Most of them do not contribute to the warfighting but are expected to help with stabilization efforts in cleared areas, including in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed Iraq security forces declared victory over the Islamic State last month.Some U.S. lawmakers have criticized what they have said is a lack of post-conflict plans, while others have said — as Trump emphasized during his presidential campaign — that the United States should not be involved in “nation-building” overseas.

McGurk described extensive preparations, while emphasizing that the United States is not interested in reconstruction or nation-building. Instead, he said, U.S. and partner nations are removing mines, clearing rubble and making sure that basic services — electricity, sewage and water — are operational to allow displaced residents to return under the leadership of local councils.

“People say, ‘We want you to run the hospital, the schools.’ We say, ‘No, we’re not very good at that.’ It’s not our responsibility,” McGurk said.

Asked whether the current deterioration of relations between the United States and Russia has affected their cooperation in Syria, he said that “so far, we’ve not seen an effect on our engagement” there.

Last month, the two governments announced a cease-fire agreement in southwest Syria, where U.S.-backed opposition forces have battled the Russian-backed Syrian army of President Bashar al-Assad in an ongoing civil war.

Russia, on Assad’s behalf, has also agreed to “deconfliction” lines south of Raqqa and along the Euphrates River, where Assad’s forces threatened to clash with U.S.-backed fighters combating the Islamic State. McGurk described daily “military to military” contacts between Russia and the United States, and less-frequent diplomatic contacts.Among the successes of the current policy, he said, are the near-cessation of civilian displacements inside Syria and Iraq, and the return of hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians to their homes in places previously occupied by the Islamic State.

 

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5 Responses to Under Trump, gains against ISIS have ‘dramatically accelerated’: So What?

  1. Dave the Differentiator says:

    Trump has given the green light to troop increases but the Generals did not move on this opportunity.

    Time for America to move forward and make the ISIS folks all agree that they picked on the wrong country.

    Simply kill all of ISIS and be done with it. The MSM will claim there are massive collateral damages and deaths =- that cannot be since all Muslims want to kill non-believers as directed by Sharia. Time to invoke Darwin’s Theory and demonstrate the survival of the fittest. Perhaps 500 to 10,000 drone attacks would send a clear message.

    War really does not have winners and losers just victims. Sobeit!

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    • JCscuba says:

      How does a country kill ISIS or jihadists? It’s not going to happen W.A.F.T.E. Bring home the troops, let the towel heads kill each other.

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  2. Instead of letting Russia bleed to death, we sided with the ‘slimes so that they won. The result: 9/11 planned and orchestrated from Afghanistan. To prevent recurrence: nuke the damned place off the face of the planet.

    Nation building? Democracy? In a pig’s ass! So long as the populace is ‘slimy, there is no hope!!!

    It is necessary to nuke them to extinction or de-Islamize them. There was no political will to do either, so we wasted blood and tgreasure.

    Let the Tallywakers, Ishit & al-Caeda have free run of the place and there will eventually be another mass casualty attack.

    Pick any one of the 50 named terror groups. It ain’t the enemy; it’s one division. Ummah al-Islamiyya is the enemy. Want peace? Make them extinct.

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  4. Pamela says:

    ISIS is the epitome of evil. The Christians in Iraq and other places where ISIS has been left free to roam have been horribly persecuted and murdered along with thousands of Yazidis and Kurds. I think we should bring our troops home but that the United States should keep supporting and aiding the forces fighting these mindlessly evil bastards, especially the formidable fighting force of the Kurdish people who have been kicking ISIS’ butt in Iraq.

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